Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 9/29/2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
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The Florida Panthers head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, September 29, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Panthers at +110 and the Canadiens at -135.
Florida had a record of 35-36-11 last year and away from home they had a record of 16-17-8. They were 6th in the Atlantic Division. They tallied 210 goals and surrendered 237 goals for a point differential of -27. For the year they had an ATS mark of 35-47-0 and an over/under record of 36-36-0. Montreal finished with a record of 47-26-9 including 24-12-5 on home ice last year. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They scored 226 goals and gave up 200 for a goal differential of +26. Their record against the spread was 49-39-0 while their over/under mark was 31-42-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers were 35-47-0 straight up last year
The Florida Panthers were 36-36-0 against the over/under last season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens were 49-39-0 straight up last year
The Montreal Canadiens were 31-42-0 against the over/under last season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
9/27/2017 Adam Mascherin LW Shoulder
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
9/27/2017 Charlie Lindgren G Lower Body
9/27/2017 Al Montoya G Neck
9/27/2017 David Schlemko D Hand
9/22/2017 Jeremiah Addison LW Shoulder
9/22/2017 Josh Brook D Upper Body
9/21/2017 Noah Juulsen D Foot
Aleksander Barkov scored 52 total points last year for the Panthers. He had 21 goals last season with 142 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 31 assists on the year and averaged 19.4 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Huberdeau averaged 17.9 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 8 goals on 77 attempts. He had 16 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the year. Roberto Luongo had 17 wins and 15 losses last season in goal for the Panthers. He had 1,217 shots against him and he surrendered 104 goals. He made 1,113 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jonathan Drouin had 53 total points last season for the Canadiens. He had 21 goals last year with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 32 assists on the year and averaged 17.7 minutes played per contest. Max Pacioretty averaged 19.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 35 goals on 268 attempts. He had 32 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the year. Carey Price had 37 wins and 20 losses last season in net for the Canadiens. He had 1,794 shots against him and he gave up 138 goals. He made 1,656 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers had 81 total points last year, which was 23rd in the NHL. They scored 210 goals while giving up 237 scores, which had them ranked 23rd and 11th respectively. They had 265 power play chances and scored 45 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That was 23rd in the league. The Panthers gave up 245 power play opportunities and surrendered 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 2nd when short-handed. They averaged 32 shots per contest and as a team shot 7.94% for the year. They allowed 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 91%, which was 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens were 8th in the league with a total of 103 points last season. They had 45 power play goals on 230 chances for a percentage of 20%. That was 13th in the NHL. They gave up 249 power play opportunities and surrendered 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 14th overall. As a team, the Canadiens were 16th with a total of 226 goals scored while they gave up 200 goals last season, ranking 28th in goals against. They averaged 30 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 9.19%. As a unit they gave up 30 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 92%, putting them 6th overall in the NHL.
The Panthers started possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.1% for the year. That ranked them 6th and 25th respectively in the NHL. They had 2,384 face-off wins as opposed to 2,590 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 47.9%. That was 24th in the league. On defense Florida had 1,665 hits and they blocked 919 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 30th in blocked shots. Florida was ranked 4th in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they tried 4,667 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,362 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 9th in the NHL at 51.2%, as they had 3,616 shots while they gave up 3,443 attempts on defense.
Montreal was 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 51.3%, as they attempted 4,721 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,484 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.3% as they had 3,448 attempts while they gave up 3,271 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 10th in the league. The Canadiens started possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time, which was 26th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.3% for the season. That was 9th overall in the NHL. They had 2,516 face-off wins compared to 2,483 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.3%. That ranked them 14th in the league. On defense Montreal had 1,864 hits and they blocked 1,213 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Canadiens NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida +110
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